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1910 Fluminese 1 Corinthians 10 in Brazil.
1931 Liverpool signed St. Johnstone full-back, William Steel after a month's trial. Joined the Scottish club in 1926 and appeared in 174 First and Second Division matches before coming south of the border. In March 1935 he moved to Birmingham and four years later to Derby County where he remained until the outbreak of the War. He played in 221 Football League games. After the War he became trainer to Airdrieonians and took over as manager of the club in 1954. Was appointed manager of Third Lanark in 1963.
1936 Sea Weaver, Newcastle United and former England wing-half, transferred to Chelsea. Was an inside forward when he signed for Hull City in 1928 and moved to Newcastle as such a year later. At St. Jame's Park he became a wing half and gained a great reputation for his two handed long throws - he could throw accurately over 40 yards. Won a FA Cup medal in 1932 and played 3 times for England during that season and the following. The Second War virtually ended his first class career, although he made 2 appearances for Stockport County in 1946. His full record was 370 League matches and 49 goals. He later acted as coach and trainer to a number of clubs and had a spell as manager of Mansfield Town from 1958 to 1960.
1955 Alf Ramsey, former Tottenham Hotspur and England full-back, appointed manager of Ipswich Town, then in the Third Division (South). When he became England manager early in 1963 Town were in the First Division having won the Third Division in 1957, the Second in 1961 and had become League Champions the following season at their first attempt. Shortly after taking over the England side he predicted that they would win the World Cup competition in 1966 and it is now history that this in fact happened. His career as a player was equally brilliant; he was the best right back of his era and played for England 32 times between 1949 and 1954. He joined Southampton in 1942 and moved to Spurs in May 1949 winning a Second Division medal at the end of his first season in London and a League Championship one the following year. He appeared in 90 peace-time League matches for the Saints and 226 for Spurs and as an expert penalty taker scored 32 goals, 24 for the London side.